Appreciation for our Young Talent

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

This week sees National Apprenticeship Week – a celebration and appreciation of young apprentices and the work they do, as well as the opportunity that comes from apprenticeships.

Following on from my recent blog about Talent Development and how we are creating opportunities for young people, I just wanted to share some of the benefits we’ve seen at Back on the Map from investing in the development of young talent through apprenticeships and traineeships.

As well as serving as a starting point for young people in the area and their careers, both apprenticeships and traineeships have lead to numerous benefits for our charity. The full list is perhaps too long to list, but a few stand out in my mind.

  1. Improved retention: We are committed to our team and one way we show that is by offering professional development opportunities. Demonstrating the value we place on them individually and that we are invested in their future with the Charity.
  2. Increased skills and knowledge: Apprenticeships and training programs help staff acquire new skills and knowledge, making them more effective in their roles. Our staff have also brought new methods and ways of working into the organisation from their training programmes
  3. Increased engagement: Our team tells us that they feel more engaged in their work when they learn alongside and as part of their role. Growing and developing the skills they need to be the best they can be.
  4. Improved reputation: Any organisation that invests in the development of its staff can attract and retain talent, improving its reputation as an employer. We hope our investment in our team will attract other young people to get involved in our work either as a volunteer or when future opportunities arise
  5. Boosted performance: Investing in employee development is improving performance and having a multi-generational team has hugely benefited staff across the organisation both younger and older.

Overall, investing in the development of our young talent is helping our Charity plan for long-term success and growth, while providing opportunities for young people to forge a career rather than just a job. It also shows them that Hendon can be a great

On that note, I just want to say a big thank you for the ongoing work and support offered by our apprentices and young people.

Until next time,